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To: familyop
I doubt that most of the NIMBYs are so “affluent,”

Oh, I agree. I would tend to define the modern "leisure class" as those who no longer make, fix, dig, grow, mine, fish, or kill things to make a living. Now, there are certainly conservatives who work in offices, government, and non-profits. But that sort of work, divorced from the "dirty" part of life, can lead to a mistaken belief that civilization has been achieved and no longer needs to be re-created.

Victor Davis Hanson's writing of late has been very good on this topic.

7 posted on 01/20/2012 5:11:34 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: BfloGuy

Thanks, and well said. I’ve noticed that they generally avoid manual labor outdoors. They tend to focus their negative attentions and complaints against those of us, who build our own projects.


9 posted on 01/20/2012 5:25:29 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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